Duterte urges Filipinos to uphold rule of law in National Heroes Day message

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Posted at Aug 27 2017 01:07 PM | Updated as of Aug 28 2017 12:54 AM

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes to the personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) during the 116th Police Service Anniversary at the PNP Transformation Oval’s Grandstand in Camp Crame, Quezon City on August 9, 2017. Simeon Celi, Jr., Malacanang Photo

MANILA- President Rodrigo Duterte urged Filipinos to uphold the rule of law in the fight against lawlessness in his National Heroes Day message.

Duterte called on Filipinos to honor national heroes by emulating their examples, saying the nation must "continue to embrace their ways in our daily undertakings."

"Let us honor them by upholding the rule of law, protecting our nation and fostering goodwill among ourselves," he said.

"We will harness the same virtues as we continue to fight against lawlessness, criminality and poverty that hinders us from achieving our full potential," he added.

Malacañang has declared Monday, August 28 as a regular holiday in commemoration of National Heroes Day.

Read the President's full message below: